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  • 2014 winners from left: Frank Bajak, Laura Weffer, Tracy Wilkinson, Giannina Segnini, Tamoa Calzadilla and Paco Calderon.
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  • 2014 winners from left: Frank Bajak, Laura Weffer, Tracy Wilkinson, Giannina Segnini, Tamoa Calzadilla and Paco Calderon.

Cabot Prizes

We are now accepting nominations for the Maria Moors Cabot Award.
The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2015.
  Enter here.


2014 Cabot winner Giannina Segnini talks about her career and what the Cabot Prize means to her.

Godfrey Lowell Cabot of Boston founded the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes as a memorial to his wife, in 1938. The awards, the oldest international prizes in journalism, are awarded each fall to journalists in the Western hemisphere who, through their sustained and distinguished body of work, have contributed to Inter-American understanding. Occasionally the award is given to an organization that has made a similar contribution.

2014 Cabot Prizes winners discuss the state of freedom of expression in the Americas, the impact of crime and violence on journalism and the media, the challenge of media monopolies, the increasing use of laws and regulations to control media and threaten journalists, and the general state of journalism in the region.

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism administers the prizes. The president of Columbia University presents the winners with their awards in a formal ceremony in the beautiful rotunda of Low Memorial Library, on the University’s main campus in New York City. As of 2014, 273 Cabot gold medals and 56 special citations have been awarded to journalists from more than 30 countries in the Americas.

Premios Cabot
Desde su creación en 1938, el premio Maria Moors Cabot ha reconocido a los más distinguidos trabajos periodísticos que han ayudado a fomentar un mayor entendimiento interamericano. Los premios Cabot fueron creados por el fallecido doctor Godfrey Lowell Cabot de Boston, en memoria de su esposa. Cada año, se entrega este premio a tres o cuatro periodistas que, a través de la constancia en su trabajo a lo largo de su carrera, han contribuido a mejorar las relaciones en el continente americano y a fomentar un mayor entendimiento panregional. También han recibido el premio distintas organizaciones periodísticas. 

Abi Wright, Executive Director, Cabot Prizes
Columbia University Journalism School
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New York, NY 10027


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